#2. Vaea Fifita (Wasps)
- Age: 29
- Position: Flanker, Lock
- Honours: New Zealand, 12 caps
Wasps are the club where high-profile Kiwi signings have often underwhelmed in recent years with Lima Sopoaga and Malakai Fekitoa both blowing hot and cold at the Ricoh Arena. Former All Black Fifita, who was once again heralded as the next great thing in New Zealand rugby following a stunning try against Argentina, is arguably the most exciting addition to the Premiership this season.
On paper, this is a great signing but you’ve always got to be a little bit sceptical of a players motivation when they cut their international career short in pursuit of big money.
DID YOU KNOW? He was born and raised on the Tongan island of Vava’u